Street Smarts poster contest under way

Kids, get out those pencils and crayons: The 2011 Street Smarts Traffic Safety poster contest is under way. Students in grades K-6 have until Thursday, Nov. 10, to produce a poster about one of four themes: safe helmet use, safe bicycle riding, safe driving or safe street crossing. Grand-prize winners in each category — grades […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday * Get ready for Halloween with crafts, games, silly songs and yummy treats at the city’s annual Halloween Haunts! The event takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center Club Room, 203 E 14th St., and is for children ages 6 to 8. The cost is $22. For more information, […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Top 5 Kids: Halloween movies for pre-teens

1. “The Nightmare Before Christmas” 2. “Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters” 3. “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” 4. “Addams Family” 5. “Corpse Bride” Source:

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Kids in the news: William Liu wins Nordstrom scholarship

Davis High School senior William Liu was awarded a $10,000 scholarship from Nordstrom in a surprise ceremony at Davis High last month. Liu’s parents, Taotao Hu and Sean Liu, were on hand when Nordstrom’s diversity affairs director, Leslie Aoyama, delivered a giant check and a MacBook computer to Liu in one of his classrooms. Nordstrom […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Local dentist offers alternative for all that Halloween candy

Join Thomas Dental Care in Davis for its first Candy Buy Back program. Children and their families can bring in Halloween candy and receive $1 per pound. The candy will be donated to Operation Gratitude, which sends the sweets to U.S. military personnel serving overseas. The candy buy-back takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

The Seven Wonders of Davis

What would you say are the “Seven Wonders of Davis”? Nine-year-old Gavin Pinnow recently set out to determine just that after his class at Birch Lane Elementary School finished reading the book “The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs,” by Betty Birney. In the book, 12-year-old Eben McAllister reads about the seven wonders of the world, and wishes […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Happy Thursday set at Rominger West

The weekly happy hour event continues Thursday at Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4, with Marty Cohen and the Sidekicks. They’ll perform Americana and acoustic folk tunes from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. while guests snack on complimentary appetizers and sip discounted wine by the glass. Marty Cohen and the Sidekicks have been performing […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Future subscribers: Brandt Alexander Schimmel

Mick Schimmel and Kristen Mandelaris, both of Davis, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Brandt Alexander Schimmel. He was born on Aug. 5, 2011, at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. His father is employed in real estate finance. His mother is a registered nurse. Brandt joins […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Our Sunday best: Sacto’s best food migrating to Davis

Sacramento’s restaurant scene has a dismal, new vogue: windows veiled in butcher paper.

Yes, the economy snuffs out a different Sacramento restaurant seemingly every day. In the past year: Red Lotus, Brew It Up, Good Eats, midtown’s California Pizza Kitchen, Bistro 33, Spin Burger, L Wine Lounge and Urban Kitchen.

But a handful of Sacramento restaurateurs are doing well enough to not only stay open, but also expand to Davis and fill the holes left by those who bit the dust.

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Sucker Punch plays at G Street Wunderbar

Davis musician Colin Stambusky and his band Sucker Punch headline a grand-opening Halloween Ball on Friday, Oct. 28, at G Street Wunderbar, 228 G St. in downtown Davis. Also on the bill are Avenue Saints, Chickee Bob and Steve Mahoney. The free show starts at 9 p.m.; costumes are welcome. Guests must be 21 and […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Plant sale Saturday benefits Central Park Gardens

Central Park Gardens will host its fifth annual open house and plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in conjunction with the Davis Farmers Market Fall Festival. This year, the garden volunteers are proud to be unveiling two new permanent garden features: a sculptural sundial created by artist Angela Ridgway and […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Name droppers: Mulvihill receives veterinary fellowship

Karen Mulvihill, D.V.M, a partner at the Sacramento Animal Hospital and a resident of Davis, has received the 2011-2012 Donald G. Low-California Veterinary Medical Association Practitioner Fellowship. The fellowship provides an opportunity for veterinarians to learn in the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at UC Davis. Each fellow spends 20 days in a […]

October 20, 2011 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Pairing the autumn foods feast with under-$15 wines

For the Foley-Leonardi-Pope family’s annual fall tasting dinner, we decided not to try to replicate — as we have in the past — our Thanksgiving feast. Instead, we prepared a meal designed to make good use of the flavors we most associate with autumn. And we each brought a wine that we thought might pair […]

October 20, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

12 for $40: Fall foods are here

Fall is finally here, bringing with it lovely cool-weather food. Hurrah for braises and baked things, not to mention mashed potatoes! Most of us need to be wary, however, of the extra calorie punch fall foods add. If you’ve spent the summer gorging on fresh produce, the switch to noodles and potatoes can be a […]

October 19, 2011 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,